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8/01/2007

Chantal leaves ‘havoc’ behind in Newfoundland

Breaking Storm News
Newfoundland, Canada
Photo: Photograph by : Tom O'Keefe for CanWest News Service

Chantal’s quick two-step with eastern Newfoundland Wednesday likely caused millions of dollars in damages, officials say. Post-tropical storm Chantal dumped up to 150 millimetres of rain in places on the eastern third of the Island, flooding towns and and washing out dozens of roads.

Bill Hogan, mayor of the hard-hit town of Placentia, said Wednesday’s storm was the worst in at least 40 years. He described one home where water was flowing in one door and out another. “I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve seen it pretty bad here, I’ll tell you that,” Hogan said. “It’s just havoc.”
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